Family built & family run

Our family has farmed on these hills for generations, and the farm carries our surname, Birkett.

We’re traditional Lake District sheep farmers and our flock of 350 fell sheep spend most of the year roaming free on the side of Clough Head. When they come home to lamb – from March to May – we have our Swaledale ewes and lambs close by.

Our friendly herd of Belted Galloway cattle slowly roam around the fields beside our farmhouse, setting the pace of life for visitors. These girls, gentle in nature and clearly marked with a wide white band around their middle, enjoy our lush green pastures.

Handcrafted Hideaways

Eldest son Luke is the craftsman who has handmade each of the luxury hideaways. Daughter Ellie is the baker; you’ll find fresh farmhouse treats inside your accommodation on arrival. Youngest son Jack will make sure there’s plenty of wood for the log-burning stove and the hot tub. Not forgetting all the loving finishing touches put in place by Mum Wendy.

And if you fancy mucking in, there are potatoes planted ready for you to pick, cook and eat. 

Always supporting local

We’ve used local stone, wood, and materials to create our homes from home. The slate for the hearths and the signs to your stay are hewn from Honister Slate Mine in the Borrowdale Valley.

The coffee tables are made from Birkett Mire’s own trees. And the coffee beans come from our local roaster – Carvettii – at the foot of Blencathra. All our toiletries are provided by Pure Lakes.

Your stay supports local businesses.